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Gambling Lady (1934)

TV-PG | | Drama, Mystery | 31 March 1934 (USA)
Lady Lee, gambler's daughter, plies her trade while pondering the proposal of a social-register suitor.

Director:

Archie Mayo

Writers:

Ralph Block (screen play), Doris Malloy (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Jennifer Lady Lee
Joel McCrea ... Garry Madison
Pat O'Brien ... Charlie Lang
Claire Dodd ... Sheila Aiken
C. Aubrey Smith ... Peter Madison
Robert Barrat ... Mike Lee
Arthur Vinton ... Jim Fallin
Phillip Reed ... Steve
Philip Faversham ... Don Carroway
Robert Elliott ... Graves
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... Cornelius - Lawyer
Willard Robertson ... District Attorney
Huey White Huey White ... Mealy - Bodyguard
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Storyline

A businesslike syndicate runs all the gambling joints in town; least profitable is honest Mike Lee's. Under pressure to allow cheating, Mike "walks out," leaving tough-minded daughter Lady Lee to earn a living the only way she knows. She soon becomes a success gambling among the rich, but, falling out with the syndicate, she considers the marriage proposal of blueblood Garry Madison. Can such a match work despite snobbery and old associations? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bordet fanger See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In the opening visual credits, actor Arthur Vinton's character is listed as "Fallin." However, in the film, the door of his office bears the name "Fallon Investment Co." See more »

Quotes

Lady Lee: I can stack 'em, cold deck 'em, palm 'em, anything you want. And I don't need glasses to read 'em.
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Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played on an organ after the wedding
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Gambling Lady barely breaks even.
7 November 2011 | by st-shotSee all my reviews

Daughter of a professional gambler, Lady Lee (barbara Stanwyck) is a popular card player among the swells. She catches the eye of Garry Maddison (Joel McCrea )who falls head over heels for her and his father and gambling buddy (C. Aubrey Smith) makes a halfhearted attempt to buy her off more as a test than anything else. Other interested parties, Garry's elitist beau (Claire Dodd) and a fellow card sharp ( Pat O'Brien) whose carrying a torch for Lady are not so happy with the union however. Murder intercedes and Lady's lap of luxury lifestyle may be short lived.

Lady Lee is tailored made for Stanwyck and she dominates the picture with her self assured yet vulnerable style. McCrea and O'Brien bring a touch more complexity to their standard 30s character roles to stave off predictability and Director Archie Mayo provides a few interesting montages and compositions to give Gambling Lady a decent enough look that by the time it reaches it's somewhat contrived finish will not have you feeling cheated.


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